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|1 day 18 hours ago||KCP is in an interesting spot||
KCP is in an interesting spot contract-wise and seems to be expecting $20 million yearly moving forward. Harris is due over $30 million in 17-18 and 18-19. Stanley Johnson may yet develop into a quality player, but is raw and doesn't exactly have star potential (especially offensively).
In place of that would be a top 10 player in the world right now for about $20 million per year through at least 2019. I understand not wanting to risk all those picks along with the young players, but Paul George is worth far more than that trio of players.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I'm sure these lists often||
I'm sure these lists often consist of mostly walk-ons. Harbaugh must take great pride to see team leaders like Jake Butt, Ben Gedeon, Maurice Hurst, and Chris Wormley receive this honor.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Part 3. Levert Hill is||
Part 3. Levert Hill is supposed to be part 2.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Easy Now||
Miami lost an icon this past offseason. Dwyane Wade is one of the two (along with Dan Marino) biggest sports figures in South Florida sports history. Don't talk about something you are ignorant about. A late-arriving lower bowl and one infamous game don't tell the story. The Heat were top 5 in local TV ratings and attendance in the first two seasons post-LeBron. I don't know if you're a Pistons fan, but those crowds have been pathetic during these 6 or 7 years of mediocrity.
I don't live in Florida anymore and haven't been this year, but for all the crap it gets, that crowd became a pretty strong one during the Wade era. Among current arenas I've been to, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee, Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington, and Atlanta all have less energy than AAA did. I will say New York and Boston have better crowds for sure on a night to night basis, and I haven't been to much out to west coast as much (though it seems most of the best arenas are in the West).
|4 days 17 hours ago||Kinnel will be our best DB||
Kinnel will be our best DB next year. Bush will be about as good as McCray. But Rashan Gary.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Look, I'm worried too. But I||
Look, I'm worried too. But I also wonder if it's a blessing in disguise to move on from the 3 fifth-year guys. All had some good games, but overall they were uneven and still showed some of the deficiencies they had early in their careers.
Cole can serve as the veteran leader in the middle, making the line calls and hopefully settling more into what was still a new position for him this year. Bredeson got better with more snaps and should hopefully be a solid starter at LG. The other three spots will be a battle, just the way Harbaugh likes it. I agree the talent is lacking, and the older guys still around have not been pushing for time. Newsome is a medical wildcard and would a return would be a nice boost as well.
My bigger worry is losing our three biggest weapons in the passing game (as well as our best pass blocker at RB). My hope is that Bunting/Wheatley/Asiasi all prove to be weapons at TE and the young receivers blossom quickly, but there will be growing pains. DPJ wouldn't hurt here.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I think people expecting no||
I think people expecting no dropoff next year are insane. Doesn't mean we can't have a great season (record and overall team quality are not the same), but there are so many multi-year starters on the way out. Ten defensive starters gone (assuming Peppers leaves) is tough, no matter how good Don Brown is. The first unit DL will be strong again, but depth in the front seven will be lacking and the secondary is crazy young.
The one place I disagree is Speight. I don't think he's been "figured out", and I actually am pretty confident he'll be even better and more consistent next season (provided he wins the job). The infusion of fresh blood on the OL could turn out to be a positive as well, but that's pure speculation.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I'll ride with 2016 over any||
I'll ride with 2016 over any UM team I can remember (basically starting in 2002), and probably by a wide margin. Comparing S&P from different seasons seems like apples to oranges, so I don't think it should be taken as gospel, but 2006 was +21.6 (2nd nationally) to 2016's +31.6 (also 2nd).
Our coaching on both sides is far superior. Our defensive talent is probably about equal. Special teams now is a major upgrade (Breaston was very good, but I think the overall picture unit is better and smarter now). Offensive talent was better in 2006, but deployment and the conservative gameplan hindered their success. If this group had the 2006 OL, we're probably the #2 seed to Bama in the playoff.
|4 days 22 hours ago||We did "get" Dorsey, he just||
We did "get" Dorsey, he just didn't end up qualifying. He decided to sign with us, so RR successfully recruited him. Different case than the others listed there.
|5 days 22 hours ago||dude||
|1 week 1 day ago||Very possible, but why be||
Very possible, but why be cryptic/vague if that's the case? May as well mention his name as a reminder to recruits that UM produced the B1G TEOY (and likely 1st-2nd round pick).
|1 week 1 day ago||I get that everyone thinks||
I get that everyone thinks the SEC is a tirefire so maybe Bama's "resume" isn't glistening with quality, but cmong man. If given the option to play any team for the last 6 or 7 years, the answer is almost always not Bama (or damn close). Saban's F/+ rankings since 2009:
|1 week 1 day ago||That's just like your opinion||
That's just like your opinion man.
|1 week 2 days ago||The refs were fine. Michigan||
The refs were fine. Michigan collapsed. The end.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not that it matters, but||
Not that it matters, but appears to be a top 50 list. Also Butt is the third Wolverine, appearing at #35.
|1 week 4 days ago||Out on "national" college||
Out on "national" college football talk until our bowl game. Too sick of the TAKEZ, scenarios, and resume garbage. We'll be #5 though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||FFFF continues to be the||
FFFF continues to be the best, most informative feature on this site. Having said that, all other weeks it emboldened my confidence. This week? I'm a little nervous.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Who cares about subjective||
Who cares about subjective polls early in the season. A double-digit spread pretty clearly signifies who the favorite is.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Eh. College basketball polls||
Eh. College basketball polls couldn't matter less. It's fun to be #1, but otherwise they don't mean anything. I'm much more excited to see that #15 rank in KenPom, including the #33(!) Defense.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Per ESPN, which seems to have||
Per ESPN, which seems to have the records right, Michigan is actually not in there (first in others receiving votes or #26).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You are far too picky about||
You are far too picky about this.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Would agree that Hardaway has||
Would agree that Hardaway has been the closest thing to a real contributor of recent UM products. He has a chance to have a nice 12 year career as a solid rotation player. Getting out of New York and into the hands of a good coaching staff was the best thing that could have happened to him.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Huh? GRIII has appeared in 90||
Huh? GRIII has appeared in 90 games for 3 teams and is averaging under 10 minutes per game for his career. That ain't stable. Trey may not be playing well, but his 220 appearances (including 111 starts) and 27.5 MPG is far more "stable".
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I clicked on this to say that||
I clicked on this to say that all Deflategate posts should be banned because enough already. I was proven wrong.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Both McCray and Gedeon were||
Both McCray and Gedeon were top 250 guys and Gedeon in particular was lauded for his athleticism. Also, Peppers is Peppers. I realize flashy new recruit always sounds like he'll be an upgrade in speed, but I find it hard to expect our LBs will be that much faster.
That being said, I agree we'll have a hard time with Samuel. So does everyone else.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||All of my thoughts exactly.||
All of my thoughts exactly. Akrum Wadley is good and broke/evaded some tackles. He still only hit 115 yards on 23 carries, a solid performance but not a dominating one. It's crazy to expect the defense to have an absolutely perfect game every week. If they only give up 12 offensive points, it's pretty fucking reasonable to expect a competent offense to win the game comfortably.
That didn't happen. The Speight injury situation confounds things, but we'll have to see if this was a one game blip or the start of a disappointing trend.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Dude, the D wasn't perfect by||
Dude, the D wasn't perfect by any means. But they gave up under 4 YPP. The loss was on the offense, plain and simple.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Nah. NBA coaching is leaps||
Nah. NBA coaching is leaps and bounds better than college coaching. Those guys (other than maybe Mitch) were doomed to be defensive liabilities and another year of Beilein wasn't changing that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I understand the thinking||
I understand the thinking that Evans is the most likely to break a long run here (and always), but if the safeties are as bad as it sounds this could be an opportunity for another RAGE run from DeVeon ala BYU last year. Fingers crossed.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||